Monday 20 February 2017

Congrats on Garret tribute

Published 29/05/2011 | 05:00

Sir -- I just want to congratulate Liam Collins for his very clear and insightful tribute to Garret FitzGerald.

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What impressed me most was Mr Collins's story about how during a general election Dr FitzGerald inadvertently left his armed escort behind on a trip to Donegal.

An ugly situation involving H-Block protesters was just avoided when he arrived at his destination. It then emerged that his armed detectives had been left behind. The media had a very good story in hand.

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